Former Timberwolves GM back to teach deal-making

By Lang Whitaker,

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTERDavid Kahn has spent many years working in the NBA, including most recently a four-year stint as president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves. That run ended last summer when the Wolves re-hired former coach Flip Saunders to replace Kahn. Kahn made many deals while running the Wolves. While the jury remains out on a few of his moves, the efficacy of most of his moves seems pretty clear.

Even though Kahn is no longer running an NBA team, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a few tips to share. As ESPN’s Bill Simmons pointed out yesterday, now you can learn from Kahn, as Kahn will be teaching a weekend in deal-making at New York University.

According to the course description, students “will be immersed in the concept of dealmaking, with special emphasis placed on lessons learned in real-life deals from the world of sports, entertainment, and real estate. They will gain a deeper understanding of the key steps required to put together a deal, including building relationships, preparation tactics, identifying what’s important for the other party and how to deliver it, learning when to say no, and understanding that the renewal period for the deal starts the moment it has been completed.”

The cost? Only $750 per person.


  1. king flopper says:

    kahn former team: Kevin Love will leave and so will the tricky rubio ….what a nickname…i just invented. Anyway kahn doesn’t know how to put a winning team together and know he is jobless

  2. lbj says:

    Former Timberwolves GM back to teach deal-making will not get you any rings. You need to go back to college learn to become an NBA player somehow get back to your 20s and then get drafted to the Heat and play with the king “LeBron James”.

  3. kellogs says:

    wtf kahnt get out pls don’t doom other people to failure